Woodworm pest control
Woodworm Pest Control
Woodworm is a common name used
to describe a number of wood boring insects. The
insect larvae cause the damage by boring through the
wood which weakens the structure.
Each year between May and October the Common Furniture Beetle, or Woodworm, exit from the timber. This is called the 'flight season' and is when the beetles bite their way through the surface of the timber making the recognisable small round holes. Once emerged the beetles mate and then the female lays her eggs, up to 80, in cracks and crevices on the wood. The egg hatches into a small larvae which then burrows through the wood for a period of -5 years, increasing in size as it eats the wood. The beetle will then move near to the surface of the wood and pupate into the adult beetle, and the whole cycle starts again.
The adult beetles are 3-5mm long and brown in colour with a 'hood' over their heads.
It can be confused with other insects such as Biscuit beetles so expert identification is needed.
You will often find them near windows as they are attracted to the light and around loft hatches.
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